• WaterFire - Providence, Rhode Island

      Every summer, downtown Providence is the site of this unique art installation that doubles as a street festival. The brainchild of artist Barnaby Evans, WaterFire features about one hundred fires installed on the city's three rivers, accompanied by music and other entertainment. Booths sell food and other items. Altogether, a most magical and memorable experience.

      If you go:
      Suggested donation to attend the event is five dollars. There is some variation in the schedule, but WaterFire generally is held every other Saturday, June through October. The lighting of the fires begins at Waterplace Basin a few minutes after sunset.


      Memorial Boulevard and Exchange Street
      Providence, Rhode Island 02903 USA

      Mailing address:
      101 Regent Avenue
      Providence, RI 02908 USA

      Phone Numbers:

      +1 (401) 272-3111

      Comments 2 Comments
      1. Gary's Avatar
        Gary -
        Highly recommended! We lived in Rhode Island when Waterfire first began and make it a point to catch the latest incarnation every trip back.
      1. Mark Sedenquist's Avatar
        Mark Sedenquist -

        Thanks for the local recommendation!